Taxus box 004

By Roy_Merchier | Created June 12th, 2020 | Published June 12th, 2020 | Updated June 12th, 2020

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Taxus box, mainly to test the use of a roughing bit.

10 min

Easy

2

Category

Decor

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Live edge piece of taxus.
This is not really a project description, but more a sharing of experience with using a roughing bit for pocketing. As you can read in other posts in the community, this is a need-to-have when you often do pocketing in hardwood. With my first taxus box (link below), I used the 8mm 2-fluted Shaper bit. I did multiple "layers" of +/- 8mm deep to get to the final depth of around 40mm. This pocketing part took me about 45 minutes. For this box I used a 8mm 4-fluted roughing bit (link below). Started with a helix hole of 18mm diameter and 35mm deep. Then I did the pocketing in one go at the full depth of 35mm. I did "light passes" of around 4mm and that went smooth. This pocketing part plus the final inside cut took me less than 10 minutes. As I like the pattern this bit creates, I'm going to leave it as shown. A matter of taste of course. Didn't made the lid yet but had some time to post this ;-) Tip: don't buy the 100mm long bit, this is too long for the Shaper router. As you can see on the last picture, I had to rise the body of router to "cheat" a bit. No SVG files included as it doesn't make sense I guess. https://hub.shapertools.com/creators/5e7a28d8c8f2b1000fb45eac/shares/5ea85d93cd5729000fa3440b https://www.aliexpress.com/item/32801035368.html?spm=a2g0s.9042311.0.0.27424c4dAotk2X

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